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The Great Gatsby!

The Great Gatsby, a classic book by F. Scott Fitzgerald, has been made into a movie. If you took your Junior/High School in North America, you likely had to read this book as part of your English course.

F. Scott Fitzgerald developed many great characters, magnificent imagery and ironic symbols for a literary analysis of this film. However, don't fret... we are not literary reviewers. If you have not read the book, please join us and enjoy the movie as an artsy film... judge for yourself for its own story delivery and character development.

Watch the mesmerizing trailer...

http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi2016125465/

Synopsis:

The film follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-living millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.

Meetup time: 2:15-2:25pm. We will head in at 2:25pm. Please don't be late as we will head in as soon as possible to reserve good seats. Film starts at 3pm! If you are late, then meet the group after the film as we will wait just outside the theatre doors

Meetup Location: same as always, bottom of the wheelchair ramp just to the left of the stairs.

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  • Rico

    well i think robert redford was great and mia farrow was even better... oh right... i fell asleep dreaming of the original version! ;)

    May 14, 2013

  • Julia!

    OMG!! What a rambunctious cast! Non-stop yakkity-yapping! It was awesome and so much fun! Can't believe it went on for 3-and-a-half hours!

    ...Er, what...? What did I think of the film? We saw a film......?

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I liked the movie, but I liked meeting the group even more. All very smart and funny individuals.

    May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I liked this version better than the original 1974 version with Robert Redford. The original film is probably a more accurate interpretation of the novel, but (and don't hate me) I found the novel depressing. BTW ... totally my 9th grade English teacher's fault. She hated all romance, decadence and vice and taught us to view each character as foolish, vapid, and unaccountable. So it was a treat for me to see Director Baz Lurhmann's more romantic interpretation of the novel along with his trademark "Moulin Rougelike" over the top set and costume designs with intense detail for the Art Deco style of the "Roaring 20s." Plus the casting of Leonardo DiCrapio and Carey Mulligan made for a more sympathetic Gatsby and Daisy than the novels portrayal.

    May 13, 2013

  • Doris

    Movie was good, beer was even better!

    1 · May 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    won't be able to make it. another meetup event happening at the same time

    May 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    There are two different movie times listed on my confirmation email, 1:15pm and 2:15pm. Which is the right time?

    Thanks,

    Jenna

    May 12, 2013

    • Rico

      the message above all says 2:15... nothing about 1:15pm... so not sure, how that error took place. it would be interesting to see that email from meetup.com... kindly forward if you can to [masked]. thanks

      May 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We'll meet between 2:15 and 2:25 and head in then. Thanks!

    May 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have been calling myself a Cinephile since I was a small child. I've been movie obsesses most my life. So when I saw this group I had to join. Watching and discussing films is my favorite hobby. Glad to see others are interested too.

    1 · May 11, 2013

  • Christine T

    I do want to see this movie but I will be in the mountains this weekend.

    May 10, 2013

  • Maria

    Looks like I can't make it to this anymore. Have fun.

    May 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm really looking forward to this movie. I think it'll be spectacular. But, alas, it's mothers' day... duty calls! Have fun.

    May 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Seeing the film another day. Cheers.

    May 8, 2013

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  • Rico
    Co-Organizer
  • Doris
    Assistant Organizer
  • A former member
  • A former member
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